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Jennifer C Reneker, Kyra Weems, Vincent Scaia
This study was aimed at determining the effect of an integrated group balance class for community-dwelling older adults within entry-level physical therapist coursework on student perceptions of geriatric physical therapy and geriatric physical therapy education. Twenty-nine Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students, 21-33 years old, in their second year of coursework in 2012, participated in an integrated clinical experience with exposure to geriatric patients at an outpatient facility at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Akron, Ohio, USA...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
Carolina Fernández-Lao, Irene Cantarero-Villanueva, Noelia Galiano-Castillo, Elena Caro-Morán, Lourdes Díaz-Rodríguez, Manuel Arroyo-Morales
BACKGROUND: Mobile learning (m-learning) has becoming very popular in education due to the rapidly advancing technology in our society. The potentials of the mobile applications should be used to enhance the education process. Few mobile applications have been designed to complement the study of physical therapy skills for physiotherapy students. The aim of this study was to investigate whether a mobile application, as a supplement to traditional learning, is useful for physiotherapy students in the acquisition of palpation and ultrasound skills in the shoulder area...
October 19, 2016: BMC Medical Education
Stephanie A Nixon, Euson Yeung, James A Shaw, Ayelet Kuper, Barbara E Gibson
Critical analysis (or the ability to recognize taken-for-granted assumptions and their effects) is a skill that requires teaching and practice. The purpose of this article is to introduce a framework for critically analyzing assumptions within physiotherapy and to illustrate its utility through application to two examples: a physiotherapy clinic logo and an outcome measure for health-related quality of life. This 7-step framework for critical analysis was created for a pilot project to develop reflexivity among senior physiotherapy students, and further developed through an iterative process of reflecting on its utility for advancing the field of physical therapy...
September 29, 2016: Physical Therapy
Laurie Ray
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2016: Pediatric Physical Therapy
Susan K Effgen, Sarah Westcott McCoy, Lisa A Chiarello, Lynn M Jeffries, Catherine Starnes, Heather M Bush
PURPOSE: To describe School Function Assessment (SFA) outcomes after 6 months of school-based physical therapy and the effects of age and gross motor function on outcomes. METHODS: Within 28 states, 109 physical therapists and 296 of their students with disabilities, ages 5 to 12 years, participated. After training, therapists completed 10 SFA scales on students near the beginning and end of the school year. RESULTS: Criterion scores for many students remained stable (46%-59%) or improved (37%-51%) with the most students improving in Participation and Maintaining/Changing Positions...
2016: Pediatric Physical Therapy
Johan Herman Cronje, Margaret Williams, Liana Steenkamp, Danie Venter, Diane Elkonin
HIV and AIDS has serious repercussions on psychological, social and physical well-being, and the assessment of Quality of Life (QoL) of people living with HIV and AIDS is essential to gauge how these challenges are met. The WHOQoL-HIV Bref forms part of a suite of instruments developed by the World Health Organisation. The purpose of this paper is to describe the quality of life of a sample of HIV-infected students at a South African university, as well as explain the internal consistency between questions within each of the QoL domains...
September 18, 2016: AIDS Care
Nilufer Demiral Yilmaz, Serpil Velipasaoglu, Sema Ozan, Bilge Uzun Basusta, Ozlem Midik, Sumer Mamakli, Nazan Karaoglu, Funda Tengiz, Halil İbrahim Durak, Hatice Sahin
BACKGROUND: The relationship between students and instructors is of crucial importance for the development of a positive learning climate. Learning climate is a multifaceted concept, and its measurement is a complicated process. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine medical students' perceptions about the clinical learning climate and to investigate differences in their perceptions in terms of various variables. METHODS: Medical students studying at six medical schools in Turkey were recruited for the study...
2016: Medical Education Online
Tanner McGinn, Morad Chughtai, Anil Bhave, Osman Ali, Prathik Mudaliar, Anton Khlopas, Steven F Harwin, Michael A Mont
INTRODUCTION: Patients may experience knee stiffness following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Non-operative measures, such as more physical therapy and special splints are warranted in such cases. In the event of failure of these measures to restore knee range of motion, more invasive procedures with higher risks, such as manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) or repeat surgery, can be utilized. Thus, it becomes essential to optimize their non-operative measures in order to avoid more invasive, riskier options...
September 10, 2016: Surgical Technology International
Joanie Jackson, Amanda Clark, Lindsey Pearse, Elizabeth A Miller, Heather Stanfield, Christopher J L Cunningham
America's aging population needs interprofessional health care providers committed to providing high-quality, patient-centered care. Considering the often negative attitudes held by health care students about older adults and the impact that can have on their care, it is important to explore factors that influence student attitudes and desire to provide geriatric care. Five hundred seventy-two students pursuing nursing, physical therapy, athletic training, dietetics, and social work degrees were surveyed. Students reported demographic factors, amount of contact with older adults, how rewarding that contact had been, and confidence and interest in working with older adults...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Kellie Stickler, Carla Sabus, Hedi Gustafson, Molly Kueser, Bridget Lavaveshkul, Linda Denney
PURPOSE: The objectives of this paper were to evaluate pre- to post-treatment outcomes of patients attending a student-run free physical therapy clinic in order to provide new evidence concerning patient response to student care. We hypothesize improved functional and quality of life scores as measured by outcome scales. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients were included in this retrospective chart review. Data were analyzed through SPSS Statistical software (ver. 13) using paired t-tests to compare baseline and follow-up data for the following measures: blood pressure, numeric pain rating scale (NPRS), quality of life visual analog scale, SF-8 quality of life scale, and population demographics...
2016: Journal of Allied Health
Lois Stickley, Dawndra Sechrist, LesLee Taylor
Sex and gender differences in rehabilitation are important because more than half of patients seen by allied health professionals are female. Sex- and gender-specific curricula should be audited to enhance interprofessional education in women's health. The research question was: What is the extent of information about sex and gender differences that is included in selected allied health professions curricula? Student scholars from allied health programs audited courses in real time for references to sex and gender differences...
2016: Journal of Allied Health
Pamela McCrorie, Pamela A Roberts, David Sainsbury, Duncan Boldy, Shelley Gower
Perceptions of first-semester BSN students (N = 220) who received education on patient moving and handling skills from either fourth-year physical therapy/physiotherapy student peer teachers (n = 8) or regular nurse educators were obtained via validated scales and focus groups. There was a significant increase in the mean scores of items concerning communication skills in both groups, with increased scores for all items in the peer-led group. The teaching skills of physical therapy/physiotherapy student peers were evaluated highly by the nursing students...
August 30, 2016: Nurse Educator
Joseph R Maccio, Sarah Fink, Richard Yarznbowicz, Stephen May
BACKGROUND: lateral epicondylalgia (LE) is a musculoskeletal diagnosis that causes pain and dysfunction in the lateral aspect of the elbow. Mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT) is an orthopaedic classification and treatment system based on mechanical and symptomatic response to repeated and sustained end-range movement. There has been no investigation of the association between MDT and patients diagnosed with LE. CASE DESCRIPTION: this report presents three patients matching the currently accepted diagnostic criteria for LE, two with a diagnosis of lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) from a medical doctor...
July 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
P Vicini, S Di Nicola, G Antonini, E De Berardinis, V Gentile, F De Marco
We present the use of a modified corporoplasty, based on geometrical principles, to determine the exact site for the incision in the tunica or plaque and the exact amount of albuginea for overlaying to correct with extreme precision the different types of congenital or acquired penile curvature due to Peyronie's disease. To describe our experience with a new surgical procedure for the enhancement of penile curvature avoiding any overcorrection or undercorrection. Between March 2004 and April 2013, a total of 74 patients underwent the geometrical modified corporoplasty...
August 11, 2016: International Journal of Impotence Research
Helen Anwander, Kawan S Rakhra, Gerd Melkus, Paul E Beaulé
BACKGROUND: T1ρ MRI has been shown feasible to detect the biochemical status of hip cartilage, but various region-of-interest strategies have been used, compromising the reproducibility and comparability between different institutions and studies. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: The purposes of this study were (1) to determine representative regions of interest (ROIs) for cartilage T1ρ mapping in hips with a cam deformity; and (2) to assess intra- and interobserver reliability for cartilage T1ρ mapping in hips with a cam deformity...
August 9, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
A C Álvarez-Melcón, R Valero-Alcaide, M A Atín-Arratibel, A Melcón-Álvarez, J V Beneit-Montesinos
INTRODUCTION: Non-pharmacological treatments help control tension-type headache; however, evidence about their effectiveness is still limited. This study evaluates the effectiveness of physical therapy based on cervical spine kinesiotherapy and posture correction exercises compared to a programme of relaxation techniques only (Schultz's Autogenic Training, AT). METHODS: Tension-type headache is very common among university students. We randomly selected 152 university students with a diagnosis of tension-type headache according to the criteria of the International Headache Society...
August 1, 2016: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
Euson Yeung, Kulamakan Kulasagarem, Nicole Woods, Adam Dubrowski, Brian Hodges, Heather Carnahan
BACKGROUND: The validity of high-stakes decisions derived from assessment results is of primary concern to candidates and certifying institutions in the health professions. In the field of orthopaedic manual physical therapy (OMPT), there is a dearth of documented validity evidence to support the certification process particularly for short-answer tests. To address this need, we examined the internal structure of the Case History Assessment Tool (CHAT); this is a new assessment rubric developed to appraise written responses to a short-answer test of clinical reasoning in post-graduate OMPT certification in Canada...
2016: BMC Medical Education
Craig R Louer, Sean L Boone, Andre K Guthrie, John R Motley, Ryan P Calfee, Lindley B Wall
BACKGROUND: The physical risk factors leading to distal radial fractures are poorly understood. The goal of this study was to compare postural stability between older adults with and without a prior distal radial fragility fracture. METHODS: This case-control evaluation was performed at a single tertiary institution. The fracture cohort comprised 23 patients treated for a low-energy distal radial fracture within 6 to 24 months prior to this study. Twenty-three age and sex-matched control participants, without a prior fragility fracture, were selected from an outpatient clinic population...
July 20, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Margaret W Bultas, Irma Ruebling, Anthony Breitbach, Judy Carlson
As the healthcare system of the United States becomes more complex, collaboration among health professionals is becoming an essential aspect in improving the health of individuals and populations. An interprofessional education course entitled "Health Care System and Health Promotion" was developed to allow health profession students to work and learn together about issues related to healthcare delivery, health promotion, and the effect of policy issues on key stakeholders in the system. A qualitative document analysis research design was used to evaluate the effect of this interprofessional course on students' views of the current healthcare system of the United States...
July 20, 2016: Journal of Interprofessional Care
Bruna Cherubini Alves, Thaís Rasia da Silva, Poli Mara Spritzer
Introduction Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in post menopausal women, and inflammation is involved in the atherosclerosis process. Purpose to assess whether dietary pattern, metabolic profile, body composition and physical activity are associated with low-grade chronic inflammation according to high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in postmenopausal women. Methods ninety-five postmenopausal participants, with no evidence of clinical disease, underwent anthropometric, metabolic and hormonal assessments...
July 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
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